Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Nicaragua, no damage reported

Apr 12, 2014    

MANAGUA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit southwest Nicaragua on Friday, the second in as many days, shaking buildings in the capital Managua and as far away as San Jose in Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of damage.The 6.6 magnitude quake, which was also felt as far as El Salvador, struck 15 miles (24 km) south of the town of Granada, near the country's Pacific coast, at a depth of 86 miles (138.6 km), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.The epicenter was 34 miles (56 km) south-southeast of Managua. Local radio station Nueva Radio Ya said the city's Roman Catholic Cathedra...

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